“Deepening Relationships-Honoring All Our Relations”

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We are in relationship with each other, with all living beings that can support the work we do, strengthen us, and give us hope but it requires living into the spiritual grounding of our seventh principle. And we will have an opportunity to honor and bless our animals!


“Deepening Relationships-Honoring All Our Relations”

Order of Service
Sunday, October 10, 2021

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Welcome                                                                        Rev. Telos Whitfield

Board Greeting & Announcements                                  Maisie Crowther          

Prelude:  “All Creatures of Our God and King”
         based on Laudes Creaturarum by Francis of Assisi (1225)
                   Music: Lasst uns erfreuen (1623)
             Peter Gibbons, viola; Eva Greene, piano       

Chalice Lighting:  
We kindle our chalice flame to honor all our relations – those that fly and crawl, swim and leap. We honor the birds and feathered ones in air, the creatures who make their way on land, and those that live in ocean, lake and stream. We are all one family.
Opening Words                                                         Rev. Telos Whitfield                                                      

Opening Hymn #52 “In Sweet Fields of Autumn”
          words, Frederick Hosmer; melody, John Wyeth
sung by Christina Gibbons

Time For All of Us: Blessing Our Animals    

Special Music “A Place in the Choir” Bill Staines
              Steve Squires, voice, guitar & production

Sharing a Poem: “Earth and Birds in a Northern Autumn”
written by Maisie Crowther

Anthem: “Guardians”
words and music by Adrienne Jones
Sung by All Souls Choir with Tom Baehr, Director 

Sermon: “Deepening Relationships-Honoring All Our Relations
Rev. Telos Whitfield

Hymn #6    “Just as Long as I Have Breath”
words by Alicia Carpenter, music by Johann Ebeling
performed by Brian Kenny, Alena Hemingway, Mike Menefee

Offering shared with CASP

Offertory:  “Le cygne,” from “Le Carnaval des Animaux” (1886)
by Camille Saint-Saëns,  www.imslp.org (CC)            

Candles of Joys and Concerns                                          

Closing Hymn #175 “We Celebrate the Web of Life”
lyrics, Alicia Carpenter; melody, Melchior Vulpius
sung by Elizabeth Lewis and Marie Gorst

Extinguishing the Chalice
As we extinguish our chalice, may we treat all living beings with respect and care, being guided by this, our light of interdependence.

Closing Circle: “Carry the Flame of Peace and Love” (sung two times)

Benediction                                                               Rev. Telos Whitfield

Coffee Hour and Conversation